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Gluten-Free Diet Menu Plan for the Week of February 17, 2013

Here we are ready for Presidents Day this week, and even though the groundhog predicted an early spring a few weeks ago, we’re still having winter here.  The whole idea of winter makes me want another steaming mug of coffee, so come join me while we look at the gluten-free menu plan for this week.

Gluten-Free Diet Menu for the Week of February 17, 2013 Includes Chicken and Penne with Kale and Tomatoes for an Easy Chicken Dinner

Gluten-Free Diet Menu for the Week of February 17, 2013 Includes Chicken and Penne with Kale and Tomatoes for an Easy Chicken Dinner


There are three 30 Minute Meals this week, including the one for Presidents Day. So, in honor of George Washington’s birthday, we’re adding dried cherries to the Marshmallow Crispy Treats.

For the first time this week we are featuring a Paleo Diet Menu (that’s on Day 7).  It includes Boneless Pork Loin Chops Braised with Green Onion, Asparagus with Almonds, Pan-Fried Potatoes and Lemon Sorbet for dessert.  The paleo diet is gluten-free since by definition it has no grains, which makes it a natural fit into gluten-free cooking.

What are your thoughts about paleo cooking?  Have you tried it yet?  If so, did you find it useful?


Gluten-Free Diet Menu Plan

For the Week of February 17, 2013


Day 1 – 30 Minute Meal

Chicken and Penne with Kale and Tomatoes

Tapioca Pudding with Peach Slices


Day 2 – 30 Minute Meal for Presidents Day

Beef Stir-Fry with Bok Choy over Cellophane Noodles

Marshmallow Crispy Treats Dressed Up a Little – made with Dried Cherries


Day 3 – Soup and a Sandwich

Easy Yellow Split Pea Soup in the Slow Cooker

Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato Sandwiches

Pineapple Spears


Day 4

Spatchcocked Chicken from Alta at The Balanced Platter

Roasted Quartered New Potatoes

Romaine Salad with Broccoli, Carrot, Tomato, Garbanzos, Shredded Cheese & Balsamic Vinaigrette

Applesauce Nut Muffins with Honey


Day 5 – Quick Chili Dinner

Chili and Beans

Mesclun Salad with Cucumber, Onion, Pepper, Tomato, Corn Chips & Salsa (or your favorite dressing)

Fruit Salad


Day 6 – 30 Minute Meal

Shrimp Gumbo – Light and GF

Crusty Whole-Grain Cornbread

Raspberry Sherbet


Day 7 – Paleo Diet

Braised Pork Loin Chops with Green Onion

Asparagus with Almonds

Pan-Fried Potatoes with Olive Oil & Herbs

Lemon Sorbet



This gluten-free menu plan is designed for those with gluten intolerance, gluten sensitivity, or celiac (coeliac) disease, but I’ve found that people who have no food allergies like these gluten-free recipes, too.   They are wheat-free recipes, as well as barley-free and rye-free.  They are suitable for a wheat-free diet, and many are also suitable for the paleo diet or may be casein-free, dairy-free, egg-free, lactose-free, nut-free or refined sugar-free.



Linked to:

Erin’s Menu Monday

The Organizing Junkie’s Menu Plan Monday



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